Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan

Sunday, October 27th, 1918 Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

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Obituary for Emma Ryan (Schultz)

Ryan, Emma (nee Schultz)
Peacefully at Baycrest on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at the age of 101. Beloved wife of Thomas Ryan (1996). Dear mother of Thomas (Claudia), Suzanne Ryan (Angelo), John (Beverley), Karen Ryan and Lee Ryan (Brian). Cherished grandmother of Melinda, Lillian, Lisa, Christopher, David, Monica, Laura. Dearest great-grandmother of Darius and Max. Remembered by her brother Bill (Francis) and her sisters Leonora and Diane. Predeceased by her siblings Leah, Jake, John, David and Molly. Emma will also be greatly missed by other relatives and many friends.

Private Visitation and Funeral will be held at the Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre. Webcast of Funeral is available on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

A tree will be planted in memory of Emma in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. The annual dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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  • Private Service - Webcast Funeral at 2:00 pm

    Thursday, May 14th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre
    21 First St
    Thursday, May 14th, 2020


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Randi Elkind

Dear Karen, Tom, Sue and the Ryan family,
I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Emma. Your mom was a warrior, a true matriarch, a classy and classic lady, and fierce in her approach to living. I loved hearing her stories of raising her family, which she would tell with a knowing smile on her face and no apologies. Like when she told of the time Karen fell out of a tree. ‘Kids will be kids... it was fine’.
There are so many lessons that we all take from your mom...
She always treated me and my son, Jack, like family - so gracious and accepting. And she loved visiting with Jack, as we did with her.
So many of us were blessed to have had the privilege of knowing Emma.
She will be missed.
My deepest condolences to you all. May your memories bring you comfort during these times.
You all are in my heart and prayers 😘
Love Randi and Jack (Elkind)
Comment | Posted at 05:24pm via Condolence

Sabrina Mueller

Our condolences to the entire Ryan family on the loss of your dear Matriarch, Emma Ryan. She was a strong and independent woman who lived a long and full life. She will be missed!
Sabrina and Eric Mueller
Comment | Posted at 03:57pm via Condolence

Patty Brady

I remember my Godmother as strong and courageous and a woman ahead of her time. To me she was sophisticated and kind and funny. I loved talking with her. While I didn't have opportunity to spend time with her frequently, she is someone I modeled my life after. I will miss her. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends who had the wonderful fortune to have her in their lives every day.
Comment | Posted at 02:06pm via Condolence

David Nesbitt

I remember the times as a child when the Nesbitt's spent time with the Ryans and the many Christmas's. I remember sleeping over. Central to all this was Aunt Emma ( Sunny ). She was a wonderful lady and everyone who knew her feels the loss. RIP Aunt Emma
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Lee Ryan

Thanks to everyone who has posted here. The family is writing a mini-history of mom's life, and I hope you'll all be okay with us adding your remembrances of her to our story.
She was an amazing lady and my hero.
Comment | Posted at 01:37pm via Condolence

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